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Policy & Advocacy

Duties: The Committee shall solicit and consider suggestions from the members of the Association for an annual policy  agenda. The Committee shall assist the President and Executive Director with responses to requests for support of public health legislation on behalf of the Association. The Committee shall perform such other duties as from time-to-time may be assigned by the President and/or the Board. 

Chair: Gus Birkhead (gus.birkhead@gmail.com)

July 2022 - June 2023 Meeting Dates:

Second Wednesday of each month from 12 Noon to 1 PM 

July 2022 - June 2023 PAC Meeting Minutes

Past meetings: 


Public Health in Action

Duties: Strategizes and creates opportunities for NYSPHA members to engage in direct public health practice.

Chairs: Brett Harris(bharris@albany.edu) and Alexa Starr (astarr2@albany.edu)


Events/Annual Meeting Planning

Duties: Responsible for planning events including part-taking in the planning for the Annual Conference for NYSPHA. The Committee should also perform other duties assigned by the President or the Chair of the Events Committee.

Chair: Erin Sinisgalli (info@nyspha.org)

Meeting Dates:  Every third Friday at 10AM (via Zoom)

2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee meeting minutes:

2020 Fall Workshop Planning Committee meeting minutes:

2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee meeting minutes:

Board and Staff Development 

Chair: Brett Harris (bharris@albany.edu)

July 2021 - June 2022 Meeting Dates

July 2021- June 2022 Meeting Minutes

Past Meeting Minutes


Membership & Communications 

Duties: Responsible for member recruitment and engagement.  

Chairs: Brianna Maher (briannamaher@outlook.com) and Joelle Monaco (joellemmonaco@gmail.com)


Fund Development

Duties: Responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, and growing the organization capacity. 

Chair: Leah Wentworth (leah.wentworth@gmail.com)


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Tel: 518.427.5835
Email: info@nyspha.org

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